The summer holiday season is in full swing and it brings endless opportunities for filling your free time with fun activities!
With arcade games being a favourite summer attraction, the experts have decided to reveal useful tips and tricks, including TikTok hacks, to help maximise the chances of winning at ten of the most classic arcade games.
Revealed: TikTok’s Best Arcade Games Hacks
- Press a claw machine’s button a second time to successfully catch a prize!
- Have only a few fingers placed inside an air hockey mallet, don’t grip it!
- To achieve a strike, don’t put your thumb in the bowling ball!
Avoid flipping both flippers at the same time and, once you’ve flipped, drop the flipper so you don’t leave a gap where the ball could fall. Stopping the ball in the crux of a flipper will allow you time to figure out your next move. Nudging or tilting the machine itself is also a great trick if you feel like you’ll lose the ball.
Instead of a tight grip, try holding the cue lightly and loosely, as a tight grip could make an accurate shot harder to achieve. Ensure you have a stable stance that also feels comfortable and stay low after you’ve taken a shot so that the ball doesn’t deviate. And do not forget to chalk the tip of your cue before taking each shot.
Don’t grip the mallet with your whole hand, try having only a few fingers placed inside it. Make sure to keep a close eye on the puck so that you’re able to avoid any rebounds and block your opponent’s shots. Do not double blank (slam the puck in two walls) before taking a shot, as it would cause the puck to slow down and lose momentum.
A useful tip for playing Skee-Ball is to stay low while playing the game and try to roll the ball instead of dropping it. Once you’re ready to roll your ball, make sure to aim for the back of your chosen pocket. For the most effective roll your arm should be straight and your wrist should face upwards.
Aim your ring at one of the bottles placed near the edge, the lack of surrounding bottles will minimise the chance of a ricochet. A TikTok hack, with 90,900 views, suggests holding two rings, instead of one, and throwing them together over the top, not sideways. Also, experiment throwing the rings from various heights.
Basketball Arcade Games
Your dominant hand should be placed under the ball’s centre and your other hand should hold the ball on the side with your fingers spread wide. Feet need to be shoulder width apart. Depending on your dominant side, move your right or left foot forward and slightly bend your knees. Always keep your eyes on the hoop and not the ball or your hands.
Claw Machine Games
Pick a prize which sticks out, isn’t blocked by other prizes and, ideally, is not round. Before playing, watch someone else play so you can study how the machine operates. This TikTok tip, viewed 29 million times, shows once you’ve centred the claw and pressed the button to drop it, you have to press it a second time to successfully catch the prize.
Racing Arcade Games
Do your best to learn the race track so you’re able to anticipate how you should react. When picking out the car, make sure to take into consideration the track, not all cars would do well on a track with many sharp turns. Spend time to familiarise yourself with the game controls so that you can successfully control your car.
If you want to increase your chances of a strike, a TikTok video, which generated 2.9 million views, recommends not putting your thumb in the ball. Ensure your swing is relaxed when throwing the ball. The bowling lane should have a series of black arrows marked on it and you should always aim for the one in the centre.
Arcade Dance Machines
Keep your feet mainly on the right and left arrows during the song, don’t return them to the middle. When picking a song do so taking into consideration your skill level at that moment and increase the level of difficulty with time. Wear clothes that are more loose and very comfortable shoes.